When the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.@1 Peter 5:4

Hugh Mulholland, in Rescue Hymns, edited by Beatty & Fogg (Cincinnati, Ohio: Rescue Mission Publishing Company, 1896). For another treatment of this theme, see When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.

Edward S. Fogg (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edward S. Fogg

When the message from the Lord shall come,
And work on earth is o’er,
And the morning breaks in Heaven bright and fair,
When the trumpet from the clouds shall sound,
We’ll gather on that shore—
At the calling of the roll I’ll be there.

Refrain

At the calling of the roll,
At the calling of the roll,
At the calling of the roll,
At the calling of the roll I’ll be there.

There no night or darkness e’er shall come—
Our Master lights the shore—
With the angels we the harps and songs will share,
And we’ll dwell there in the mansions
That our Master has in store—
At the calling of the roll I’ll be there.

Refrain

In the vineyard of our Master
Let us labor with our might,
Let us tell the love of Jesus everywhere,
For our work will soon be over,
And we’ll stand in Jesus’ sight—
At the calling of the roll I’ll be there.

Refrain

When we reach the glorious promised land,
To dwell forevermore,
Love and sunshine filling all with beauty rare,
Where the streets are paved with precious gold
Along the heav’nly shore—
At the calling of the roll I’ll be there.

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